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When cultures collide and innocent bystanders are caught in the middle how far does the right to hold separate beliefs extend Does one culture have a right to infringe on those beliefs if its people are in danger In Thud through his use of Commander Vimes as a catalyst Terry Pratchett illustrates his belief that the freedoms of individuals supercede those of cultural identity Reminiscent of the race riots in our countrys history the trolls and dwarfs warring for centuries are endangering the citizens of Ankh-Morpork with riots when a hatemongering dwarf is killed and a troll club is found at the scene This illustrates the line between free speech and cultural tension as opposed to hate and crime The commentary is largely implied as it is set within the characters dialogue and descriptions of the events in the novel And until now that grags the dwarf leaders had been fine by Vimes Up until now though the grags in the city had stopped short of advocating murder Pratchett 58 With Vimes commander of the City Watch as a mediator between the two races Pratchett portrays the world through a police officers perspective whose only aim is to protect his city Pratchett allows the reader to form his or her own opinion but directs his or her thoughts by either showing Vimes as an obviously mistaken but well meaning street cop or as a logical voice of reason He liked dwarfs They made reliable officers and dwarfs tended to be naturally law-abiding 58 This perception serves to set up the reader to see the ludicrous nature of the two sides argument and in doing so the ridiculous nature of racism itself inherited on both side simply because it had always been that way All this scrapping over something that happened thousands of years ago I dont know why they dont get back to where they came from if they want to do that 50 Pratchett
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